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, in eastern colorado we have seen new technologies that can produce american resources, that must and have to be a part of an all-of-the-above, an all-american energy plan. an all-american energy plan that will rely on not somebody thousands of miles away from us, not on somebody overseas, but right in our own backyard. our neighborhoods -- our neighbors. maybe our family members. people in our communities who can produce the energy that we use each and every moment of our lives, to better the lives of our families, to create the next product that will ignite an entire economy. but we can't do that unless we have an affordable energy policy. and that's why an all-american energy plan is so important. and that's why it's an absolute and fundamental key to making life work for so many people across this country. what we can do with natural gas, a clean-burning fuel created right -- developed, extracted right in colorado, what we can do to use the oil, the wind power, the solar power that we are utilizing in colorado to make life work for families. and how does life work? i think we're all fa
assistant secretary for information and technology. your remarks will be submitted to the record. please begin, and thanks for being with us today. >> distinguished members of the committee, thank you for this opportunity to present the president's budget and 2015 advanced operations requests in the president's v.a. budget. we value your part in support of providing resources needed to assure quality care and services for veterans. let me join you in acknowledging other partners here today, our veterans service organizations whose insights and support make a much better at our mission of caring for veterans, families, and survivors. thank you for accepting my statement for the written record. the 2014 budget and 2015 advance preparations requests demonstrate the president's commitment to our nation's veterans, and i thank the members for your resolute commitment as well to veterans and seek your support on these requests. the latest generation of veterans is enrolling at v.a. at a higher rate than previous generations. 62% of those deployed in support of operations in afghanistan and ira
different. >> just in stem. science, technology. >> you can easily imagine where people are just issuing an ma exclusively's approval can get a visa. do not think that would make sense. >> i think we have gone over time. i have one mins left. have one more round. >> we have not had around and she has to be gone. we said we would finish at 5:00. i will give you one more question. how is that? andand you can submit -- any member can submit questions in writing which have to be answered one week later. questions have to be submitted by 5:00 wednesday. go ahead. what specific border security measures does this bill require in the non--high risk sectors. i have struggled to review the bill in that level of detail. sectors, what i understand is, why do they have n effectiveness rate? focusing him on appre -- only focusing on apprehensions? i added that in. i do not understand why we do not have it as a brought up race. broadrought up race -- base. only happenan between sectors on an annual basis. smugglers move every few weeks. >> thank you very much. and we not just add new responsibilities,
strategy that combines personnel, the ground, and technology like drones to monitor the border. as far as interior enforcement, there will put in place a mandatory employment verification system, e-verify. and assistant to make sure e- verify is manageable and for employers and fraud-proof, to make sure people cannot make up social security numbers or work off stolen social security numbers. host: the gang of eight spoke yesterday on capitol hill. fourrepublicans and democrats. lindsey graham of south carolina addressed concerns that he has heard from his peers about the pathway to citizenship. [video clip] >> learn the language, as a civics exams, pay a fine, work, pass a criminal background check, half of my family would be excluded. this is no easy task. [laughter] i'm glad we are not applying it to ourselves. knowope is that america i is ready for immigration reform. you look at all the polls. if the congress ready to do something that we should have done a long time ago? i really believe we are. if you think the border can be better secured, we have an idea for you to consider. if
an aesthetic in the technology area. in the technology area. i do not see the difference between immigration legislation that brings in highly skilled citizens to pay for my retirement when i retire -- to keep this country running, we need to look at a terrorism bill -- terrorism and immigration are different. congress is working now. what's keep them working in passing bills and not stop due to some isolated event. says --tweet from erin we will go to brooklyn, new york, democratic carl -- caller. caller: good morning. just to say that i think immigration should go forward, but there should be e-verfies. -- il tell you the truth could not get through on the republican line -- i have to be conservative -- i notice when i call, i could never get through on the republican line. that is why i called on the democrat line. i'm tired of people saying that republicans are stopping obama's agenda. am an hispanic woman. in my neighborhood, it is mixed. a lot of people being taken advantage of that are mexican and spanish and low wages. that is not fair. i think immigration should go through. i wish t
to have more flexibility in the times of services we provide. technology is going to transform the mail industry in a lot of new and exciting ways and we need to support that speed-up in the transformation. it's not hard to imagine that customers' expectations are going to change dramatically in the coming years. they already have been. customers' tastes are changing. imagine being able to use your smart phone to redirect your male and packages. having them clevered to a current location you're at right now. imagine being able to use a mobile a.m. that has the ability to display what you're going to get in your mailbox over the next few days. that's going to create opportunities for marketers. when you think about all the emails and messages you get today, the mail is the one blast last place where you can get a surprise and there's a lot of peapings you can build around that. imagine if you were to get a notification the moment that your packages and your mail were delivered to your door. imagine if the mail carrier technology enabled so was half a piece of male on a smart phone and n
. is first defensive attributes may not be a trained nurse and sensors and missiles and technology and the ability to fly and super science speech. it may be the way it has been designed to alleviate budget coverage. 8:00 p.m. on c- span's "q & a." authorities hold a news conference after the rest of the second suspect in the boston marathon bombings. speakers include massachusetts governor deval patrick and boston chief -- police commissioner and davis. this is about 20 minutes. >> we are so grateful to be here right now. we are so grateful to bring justice in closure to this case, to those families lost loved suffered injuries they will have to live with for the rest of the lives. for a police officer, a young man starting a career at mit, and a police officer with the life,ho almost lost his and neighborhoods who lives in terror for an entire day. we have a suspect in custody. i want to thank all of the partners who worked tirelessly over the last seven days, including the fbi, the transit police, our brothers with the boston police department, the u.s. attorney's office and the
with training our own workers and having more and more kids into science, engineering, technology, and math. we cannot just do one thing without the other. one of the details of our bill that is included in the gang of eight proposal is providing work authorization to the spouses of high skilled workers. i also see this as a women's issue. and an economic issue, because many of the spouses can make great contributions to our economy. can you comment on this? >> if you look at the past several decades, one of the overriding impacts in the u.s. is in the entry of women to the labor force. that's been one of the sources of increased growth in the u.s., probably the most important the flows of immigration by adding that second kick of both genders participate. that will allow us to continue something we have seen for the past decades. >> we have worked very hard to increase visa times for tourism visas. we've done good work with the state department in advertising our country. in the gang of eight proposal is something i worked on with senator schumer and others that would modernize the visa work p
the border. that we need to increase manpower, that we need to increase technology, that we need to fix the problem. in a post 9/11 world i think it does not make sense we do not know the criminal history in the background of those coming in, and i think there is wide agreement that we should fix that, including the problem of visa overstays. i think there is likewise wide bipartisan agreement that we need to improve legal immigration, that we need to streamline it, that we need to reduce the bureaucracy, reduce the red tape, reduce the waiting periods. one of the things all three of the witnesses have talked about today are the difficulties h-2a h-2a of the existing h-2a system and having the system work. and one reason we see illegal immigration at the levels we do is because our legal immigration system is not working effectively. and i think we should all be champions of legal immigrants making the system work, and not just welcoming but celebrating illegal immigrants -- legal immigrants. i think if we are going to see an immigration reform bill pass, that should be the focus of the
as technology and people become more savvy? what are we doingak c protect ourselves from things tt are chemical, biological, and radiological? >> gen 3 is undergoing an assessment as to whether it will ultimately be it for the money we are putting into it. rather than head into a large aqueous vision -- a large acquisition, there are enough problems with it that our acquisitions review board has asked for an individual assessment that is on a timeline. there is carryover money that can be deployed. it is really a matter of let's make sure that he forward to a large acquisition, we really know what we are doing and what we are getting. or have been problems with the gen 3.tages of jen -- one i would point to is a major whicht by the president is that national bio facility in kansas. we have been for a long time we knew -- need a new level for lab. they kansas legislature has agreed to put in roughly $300 million. we put in 700 million or so for the facility. -- if this is approved and appropriated, we can begin to structure and of a major lap and be done by 2020. i think long-term infrastructure
about how the bill impacted our primary technology industries and the views of those who have long fought for immigration reform. and from those who have opposed the proposal. we will hear from the religious and business community. we will hear from scholars, law enforcement advocates, witnesses who believe in equality for all only rightystem, not but in the nation's interest. it is long past time to perform the immigration system. we can close in 2006 when se kdy a smccain lead a biparti. in the course of those effor toy following -- we believe that immigrants like women and african-americans before them have rights in this country. the time is right for a new civil rights movement. we believe that a nation of immigrants rejects its history and heritage when millions of immigrants are confined to a second-class system and all americans are debased by such a system. the time has come for comprehensive immigration reform. my dear friend, senator kennedy, was right. inish the house had joined 2006 to complete what we started back then, but i am glad that senator mccain has once again
by the rules supporting our farmers, and innovating for our technology companies, or creating businesses of their own. our nation continues to benefit from immigrants, as it did when my parents came here. we need to uphold the fundamental values of family, rd work, and fairness. in vermont, immigration has promoted cultural riches, refugee resettlement, student exchange. economic development to the five regional senate programs, tourism, and trade with our friends, in that wonderful country of canada. foreign agricultural workers support vermont farmers and growers, many of whom become part of families, woven into the fabric of vermont's ag consult -- agricultural community as they have in so many other states. the dysfunction of the system affects all of us. now is our time to fix it. this is our opportunity to do it. act deliberately, but we have to act. we can talk about it, but eventually, we have to vote. millions of people. millions of americans are depending upon us. senator grassley. >> yes. on this side, mr. chairman, we understand why the secretary can't be here and we feel she
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